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The Sociology of Climate Science

What has become known as "climate science" offers an opportunity to investigate the sociology of science and ask how political biases influence individual scientists. Since the lukewarm political response to the Rio conference, news articles indicate that climate science has a climate of its own – one that's heating up over the inability to convince the public.

Can Science Explain Mass Murder?

As the carnage of the latest mass murder is being assessed, TV commentators look predictably to psychologists for answers.

Eats Shoots and Leaves

This is not a crime story, but a story nonetheless.

Who Owns Science? Publication Revolution Underway

A revolution in scientific publishing may fundamentally alter the power structure over science and result in openness for all.

Beethoven Rolls Under Darwin

Beethoven may indeed be rolling in his grave, but not for the reasons some Darwin-loving reporters think.

Scientific Method Evolves

The so-called "scientific method" (if there is such a thing) has undergone dramatic changes throughout history, but there is one constant that can be relied upon: the myth of scientism.

Titan Lake News: Throwing Caution to the Wind

Planetary scientists cautiously suggested the possible presence of an equatorial lake on Saturn's moon Titan. You wouldn't know that from the headlines.

South Korea "Creationism" Means War

Give just one side of a controversy the press, and you will get a one-sided presentation of the issues. That happened this week in the journal Nature.

Darwinian Indoctrination Still Not Working for Most Americans

Almost half the American public still believes God created man recently, despite decades of indoctrination by education and the media.

Climate Change as a Philosophy of Science Case Study

Climate Change (what used to be called Global Warming) provides a test case on whether a scientific consensus is reliable or authoritative.

Shrink Validity Is Shrinking

Should you trust the diagnosis of a psychiatrist? If it helps, individuals are free to choose. Behind the scenes, however, there are severe, deep-seated debates about whether psychiatrists understand disorders, let alone diagnose them properly.

Wernher von Braun Remembered

Wernher von Braun (1912-1977) would have turned 100 on March 23. His name is almost synonymous with "rocket scientist" to many. Father of the American space program, including the first American satellite, the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs, the moon landings and Skylab, von Braun left an indelible mark on America and the world.

Mouse to Elephant? Just Add Time

How do you evolve a mouse into an elephant? Just add 24 million generations. But you can shrink it back down in just 100,000 generations. This and other eyebrow-raising stories have been told in the secular science media recently.

Liberal Bias Detected in Science Media

Incredible as it sounds, the science news media seem to have a liberal bias. This is astonishing, considering the vast majority of science professors in academia are Democrats. The following examples illustrate this trend that came to light around 1859.

More Upsets for Darwin

For every hyped-up demonstration of evolution in action the media announces with gusto, there are setbacks that often do not get the splashy headlines. Here are three recent examples.
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